Local News

  • Glenwood Store On Shopko Closure List

    The Glenwood Shopko Hometown store has been added to a growing list of retail stores Wisconsin-based Shopko is closing.

    The Glenwood store, located at 902 S. Locust St., will close on May 12, according to a statement released last week.

    The Glenwood location is among several Shopko-brand stores scheduled for closure in the coming months, including stores in the nearby communities of Missouri Valley, Clarinda, Plattsmouth, Neb., and Bellevue, Neb.

  • Delaney Makes Presidential Pitch In Glenwood

    The air outside might have been bitterly cold but the discussion topics inside were hot button at a meet-and-greet with 2020 presidential hopeful John Delaney last Wednesday.

    Inequality, rural development, congressional gridlock, infrastructure, immigration and taxes were just a few of those issues Delaney took questions on in the 46-minute discussion at Adriano’s Brick Oven in Glenwood.

  • Purple Heart Honor Flight Planned

    Western Iowa Veterans from Operation Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan who have been awarded a Purple Heart or Bronze Star With Valor are encouraged to submit their online application to be a member of the Purple Heart Veterans Flight to Washington, D.C., on May 24.

  • Snowy, Cold Blast of Winter

    Freezing rain, ice, sleet, snow, high winds, frigid temperatures.
    Mills County has experienced it all over the past two weeks.

    Five days of on-and-off precipitation culminated with a major winter storm last Tuesday and Wednesday that generated more than 6 inches of snow across Mills County. Even higher snowfall amounts were reported in Montgomery and Page counties to the east.

  • New Superintendent Settling In At Fremont-Mills

    TABOR - As principal in the Riverside School District, David Gute could always rely on his boss for questions.
    Now, Gute is the boss.

    Gute was tapped as superintendent for both the Fremont-Mills and Stanton Community School Districts last spring. Six months into the job and the Modale native is busily settling into his first tenure as a superintendent  - meeting a lot of new faces, remembering a lot of new names and finding his way around two buildings.

  • Glenwood Store Not On Latest List Of Shopko Closings

    Shopko announced last week that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will be closing an additional 38 stores over the coming months in several upper midwestern and western states.

    The Shopko Hometown store in Glenwood was not on the closure list, but Shopko management and public relations officials have declined to discuss the future of the store at 902 S. Locust St.

    Last week’s announcement came five weeks after Shopko disclosed it was closing nearly 40 stores and selling several of its pharmacy operations to Hy-Vee, Kroger and CVS.

  • Mills, Fremont Counties Begin Attorney-sharing Agreement

    Naeda Elliott will serve as the county attorney for both Mills and Fremont County in 2019 and possibly through 2022 under terms of a 28-E agreement signed last February by elected officials from both counties.

    The unique arrangement was broached last winter by Fremont County as a way for the neighboring counties to provide “county attorney services to their respective counties in a more economical manner through sharing the services of a single, multicounty county attorney office,” according to language of the 28-E.

  • Journey Road Ministries

    Mary Dyer and Sheryl Butler are well acquainted with being outsiders.

    As women who attended male-dominated seminary schools, as a gay couple, as congregants at churches that didn’t always share their progressive views, they’ve become accustomed to blazing their own trail.
    So when they conceived their plan for a faith-based group that would offer a new approach to discussions on spirituality and community, they had a good idea the concept wouldn’t be for everyone.

  • Glenwood's New Fire Chief Stressing 'Pride, Ownership'

    From the day he joined the Glenwood Volunteer Fire Department 24 years ago, Matt Gray has had the ambition to work his way up the ladder to the position of chief. That ambition became a reality last week when he was sworn in by mayor Ron Kohn to replace outgoing chief Butch Fidler, who is retiring on Dec. 31.

  • Nearly 74 Years Later, Family of WWII Hero Accepts His Medal

    The family of Metalsmith First Class Roy “Maro” Craig was recently presented a prestigious military medal he had earned nearly 74 years earlier while serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

    Craig was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for his heroic actions on Jan. 3, 1945, while stationed aboard the USS Robert F. Keller, a destroyer escort vessel that was damaged in a collision during a two-day attack on Japanese shipping and aircraft in the Ryukyu Islands and Formosa.